Not really, Kestros works with short, heavy darts -Ooo... i love that medieval irish spear/javelin!
The first video is a variant of kestros, isn't it?
True: Beren could have the atlatl in storage at the camp as an old archaic anti-spider weapon they do not use daily - that he takes with him explicitly when he decides to go via Ered Gorgoroth - and we could have him use javelins against orcs. Still he and his band would need a lot of these. But do orcs really carry around shields when roamimg about in Dorhonion? Those are mostly used for proper battles?What do we want him to use it for? If he fights against orcs, thennhe should use heavier javelins that wpuld possibly pierce their shields... amentum clearly gets the upper hand.
But if he mostly hunts and kills lots of great spiders then we should use shorter, lighter darts... which would speak for the atlatl indeed.
But does Beren have it in Dorthonion/Ered Gorgoroth? Would he not loose it there? What is its origin?My interpretation was Dagmor was as an arming sword.